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— 2020 & in press —

Catford, J.A., Dwyer, J.M., *Palma, E., Cowles, J.M. & Tilman, D. (2020) Community diversity outweighs effect of warming on plant colonization. Global Change Biology 26: 3079-3090. link accepted author version

Enders, M., Havemannd, F., Ruland, F., Bernard-Verdier, M., Catford, J.A., Gómez-Aparicio, L., … *Mabey, A.L., McGeoch, M., *Palma, E., Pyšek, P., Saul, W.-C., Yannelli, F.A. & Jeschke, J.M. (2020) A conceptual map of invasion biology: integrating hypotheses into a consensus network. Global Ecology & Biogeography 29: 978-991. link (open access)

Guerrero-Ramirez, N., Mommer, L., Freschet, G. T., Iversen, C. M., McCormack, M. L., Kattge, J., … Catford, J.A., … Weigelt, A. (2020) Global Root Traits (GRooT) Database. Global Ecology & Biogeography. link (open access)

Guo, W.-Y., Serra-Diaz, J. M., Schrodt, F., Eiserhardt, W. L., … Catford, J.A., … Svenning, J.-C. (2020). Half of the world’s tree biodiversity is unprotected and is increasingly threatened by human activities. bioRxiv 2020.2004.2021.052464 link

Guo, W.-Y., Serra-Diaz, J. M., Schrodt, F., Eiserhardt, W. L., … Catford, J.A., … Svenning, J.-C. (2020). Paleoclimate and current climate collectively shape the phylogenetic and functional diversity of trees worldwide. bioRxiv 2020.2006.2002.128975 link 

Jochum, M., Fischer, M., Isbell, F., Roscher, C., van der Plas, F., Boch, S., Boenisch, G., Buchmann, N., Catford, J. A., … & Manning, P. (in press) The results of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiments are realistic. Nature Ecology & Evolution. link open access pdf

*Johnson, D.P., Driscoll, D.A., Catford, J.A. & Gibbons, P. (2020) Fine-scale variables associated with the presence of native forbs in natural temperate grassland. Austral Ecology 45: 366-375. link 

Keith, D.A., Ferrer-Paris, J.R., Nicholson, E., Bishop, M.J., Polidoro, B.A., Ramirez-Llodra, E., … Catford, J.A., …. Kingsford, Richard T. (2020). Indicative distribution maps for Ecological Functional Groups – Level 3 of IUCN Global Ecosystem Typology (Version 2.0.0) [Data set]. Zenodo. link 

Kattge, J. et al. (2020) TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26: 119-188. link (open access)

Latombe, G., Richardson, D.M., McGeoch, M. A., Altwegg, R., Catford, J.A., Chase, J.M., Courchamp, F., Esler, K.J., Jeschke, J.M., Landi, P., Measey, J., Midgley, G.F., Minoarivelo, H.O., Rodger, J.G. & Hui, C. (in press) Mechanistic reconciliation of community and invasion ecology. Ecosphere.

Novoa, A., Richardson, D.M., Pyšek, P., Meyerson, L.A., Bacher, S., Canavan, S., Catford, J.A., Čuda, J., Essl, F., … & Wilson, J.R.U. (2020) Invasion syndromes: a systematic approach for predicting biological invasions and facilitating effective management. Biological Invasions. link (open access)

*O’Reilly-Nugent, A., *Wandrag, E., Catford, J.A., Gruber, B., Driscoll, D. & Duncan, R. (2020) Measuring competitive impact: joint-species modelling of invaded plant communities. Journal of Ecology 108: 449-459. link

*Palma, E., *Mabey, A.L., Vesk, P.A. & Catford, J.A. (in press) Characterising invasive species. Handbook of Biosecurity and Invasive Species (ed R.A. Francis). Routledge.

Pinto-Ledezma, J.N., Villalobos, F., Reich, P.B., Catford, J.A., Larkin, D.J. & Cavender-Bares, J. (in press) Testing Darwin’s Naturalization Conundrum based on taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional dimensions of vascular plants. Ecological Monographs. link 

Pyšek, P., Bacher, S., Kühn, I., Novoa, A., Catford, J.A., Hulme, P.E., Pergl, J., Richardson, D.M., Wilson, J.R.U. & Blackburn, T.M. (in press) MAcroecological Framework for Invasive Aliens (MAFIA): disentangling large-scale context dependence in biological invasions. NeoBiota.

Smith, A.L., Hodkinson, T.R., Villellas, J., Catford, J.A., Csergő, A.M., Blomberg, S.P., … & Buckley, Y.M. (2020) Global gene flow releases invasive plants from environmental constraints on genetic diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117: 4218-4227. link

Turbelin, A. & Catford, J.A. (in press) Invasive species under climate change. Climate Change: Observed Impacts on Planet Earth (ed T. Letcher). Elsevier.

*Wandrag, E.M., Bates, S.E., Barrett, L. G., Catford, J.A., Thrall, P.H., van der Putten, W. H., & Duncan, R.P. (in press). Phylogenetic signals and predictability in plant-soil feedbacks. New Phytologist. link

*Wandrag, E.M. & Catford, J.A. (in press) Competition between native and non-native plants. Role of Biotic Interactions in Plant Invasions (eds D.M. Richardson & A. Traveset). CABI.

— 2019 —

Catford, J.A., *Smith, A.L., Wragg, P.D., Clark, A.T., Kosmala, M., Cavender-Bares, J., Reich, P.B. & Tilman, D. (2019) Traits linked with species invasiveness and community invasibility vary with time, stage and indicator of invasion in a long-term grassland experiment. Ecology Letters 22: 593-604. link accepted author version

Catford, J.A. & *Jones, L.P. (2019) Grassland invasion in a changing climate. Grasslands and Climate Change (eds D.J. Gibson & J. Newman). Cambridge University Press, p. 149-172. link

*Dawson, S.K., Catford, J.A., Berney, P., Kingsford, R.T. & Capon, S.J. (2019) Land-use alters soil propagule banks of wetlands down the soil depth profile. Marine and Freshwater Research 71: 191-201. link

Driscoll, D.A. & Catford, J.A. (2019) Weed risk set to rise. Austral Ecology 44: 1103-1107. link 

Jochum, M. … Catford, J.A. & 36 others (2019) The results of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiments are realistic. bioRxiv 725812. link 

Kimmel, K., Dee, L., Tilman, D., Aubin, I., Boenisch, G., Catford, J.A., Kattge, J. & Isbell, F. (2019) Chronic fertilization and irrigation gradually and increasingly restructure grassland communities. Ecosphere 3: e02625. link (open access)

O’Loughlin, L.S., Gooden, B., Foster, C.N., MacGregor, C.I., Catford, J.A. & Lindenmayer, D.B. (2019) Invasive shrub re-establishment following management has contrasting effects on biodiversity. Scientific Reports 9: 4083. link (open access)

Ruhi, A., Catford, J.A., Cross, W.F., Escoriza, D. & Olden, J.D. (2019) Understanding the nexus between hydrological alteration and biological invasions. Multiple Stressors in River Ecosystems (eds S. Sabater, A. Elosegi & R. Ludwig). Academic Press, Elsevier, p. 45-64. link

*Wandrag, E.M., Catford, J.A. & Duncan, R.P. (2019) Quantifying niche availability, niche overlap and competition for recruitment sites in plant populations without explicit knowledge of niche axes. Journal of Ecology 107: 1791-1803. link

— 2018 —

Catford, J.A., Bode, M. & Tilman, D. (2018) Introduced species that overcome life history tradeoffs can cause native extinctions. Nature Communications 9: 2131 link pdf —–> For an accompanying cartoon in English, Indonesian, SpanishGerman, Chinese

Becerra, P.I., Catford, J.A., Inderjit, Luce, M., Andonian, K., Aschehoug, E.T., Montesinos, D. & Callaway, R.M. (2018) Inhibitory effects of Eucalyptus globulus on understory plant growth and species richness are greater in non-native regions. Global Ecology & Biogeography 27: 68-76. link

Binder, S., Isbell, F., Polasky, S., Catford, J.A. & Tilman, D. (2018) Grassland biodiversity can pay. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115: link

Craven, D. & 37 others (2018) Multiple facets of biodiversity drive the diversity-stability relationship. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 1579–1587. link

Foster, C.N., Barton, P.S., MacGregor, C.I., Catford, J.A., Blanchard, W. & Lindenmayer, D. B. (2018) Effects of fire regime on plant species richness and composition differ among forest, woodland and heath vegetation. Applied Vegetation Science 21: 132-143. link Runner up in 2018 Editors’ Award 

*Johnson, D.P., Catford, J.A., Driscoll, D.A. & Gibbons, P. (2018) Seed addition and biomass removal key to restoring native forbs in degraded temperate grassland. Applied Vegetation Science 21: 219-228. link

*Junaedi, D.I., McCarthy, M.A., Guillera-Arroita, G., Catford, J.A. & Burgman, M.A. (2018) Traits influence detection of exotic plant species in tropical forests. PLOS ONE 13 (8): e0202254. link pdf

*O’Reilly-Nugent, A., *Wandrag, E., Catford, J.A., Gruber, B., Driscoll, D. & Duncan, R. (2018) Measuring impact: joint-species modelling of invaded plant communities. EcoEvoRxiv Preprints. link (open access)

— 2017 —

Catford, J.A., Roberts, J., Capon, S.J., Froend, R.H., *Windecker, S.M. & Douglas, M.M. (2017) Wetland vegetation of inland Australia. Australian Vegetation (ed. D.A. Keith), 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press, p. 490-515. link author copy (Table 1figures)

Catford, J.A. (2017) Hydrological impacts of biological invasions. Impact of Biological Invasions on Ecosystem Services (eds P.E. Hulme & M. Vilà). Springer, p. 63-80. link author copy (Table 2, Fig. 1)

*Dawson, S.K., Warton, D., Kingsford, R.T., Berney, P., Keith, D.A. & Catford, J.A. (2017) Plant traits of propagule banks and standing vegetation reveal flooding alleviates impacts of agriculture on wetland restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology 57: 1907-1918. link

*Dawson, S., Kingsford, R., Berney, P.,  Keith, D.A., Hemmings, F., Warton, D., Waters, C. & Catford, J.A. (2017) Frequent inundation helps counteract land use impacts on wetland propagule banks. Applied Vegetation Science. link

*Dawson, S., Kingsford, R., Berney, P., Catford, J.A., Keith, D.A., Stoklosa, J. & Hemmings, F. (2017) Contrasting influences of inundation and land use on the rate of floodplain restoration. Aquatic Conservation. link

Gippel, C., Zhang, Y., Qu,X., Bond, N., Kong, W., Leigh, C., Catford, J.A., Speed, R. & Wei, M. (2017) Design of a national river health assessment program for China. Decision Making in Water Resources Policy and Management: An Australian Perspective (eds B. Hart & J. Doolan). Elsevier. link

Inderjit, Catford, J.A., Kalisz, S., Simberloff, D.S. & Wardle, D.A. (2017) A framework for understanding human-driven vegetation change. Oikos 126: 1687-1698. link pdf

Leishman, M.R., Gallagher, R.V., Catford, J.A., Morgan, J.W., Grice, A.C. & Setterfield, S.A. (2017) Invasive plants and pathogens in Australia. Australian Vegetation (ed. D.A. Keith), 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press, p. 207-229. link

Lindenmayer, D.B., …. Catford, J.A. and 67 others (2017) Save Australia’s ecological research. Science 357: 557. link

Lindenmayer, D.B., Wood, J., MacGregor, C., Hobbs, R.J. & Catford, J.A. (2017) Non-target impacts of weed control on birds, mammals and reptiles. Ecosphere 8: e01804. link pdf

*Palma, E., Catford, J.A., Corlett, R., Duncan, R., Hahs, A., McCarthy, M., McDonnell, M., Thompson, K., Williams, N. & Vesk, P.A. (2017) Functional trait changes in the floras of 11 cities across the globe in response to urbanization. Ecography 40: 875-886. link

Shackelford, N., Starzomski, B., Banning, N., Battaglia, L., Becker, A., Bellingham, P., Bestelmeyer, B., Catford, J.A., Dwyer, J., Dynesius, M., Gilmour, J., Hallett, L.M., Hobbs, R.J., Price, J., Sasaki, T., Tanner, E. & Standish, R.J. (2017) Isolation predicts compositional change after discrete disturbances in a global meta-study. Ecography 40: 1256-1266link

— 2016 —

Buckley, Y.M. & Catford, J.A. (2016) Does the biogeographical origin of species matter? Ecological effects of native and non-native species and the use of origin to guide management. Journal of Ecology 104: 4-17. abstract pdf

Catford, J.A., Baumgartner, J.B., Vesk, P.A., White, M., Buckley, Y.M. & McCarthy, M.A. (2016) Disentangling the four demographic dimensions of species invasiveness. Journal of Ecology 104: 1745–1758. abstract pdf

Catford, J.A. (2016) Using management to determine drivers of alien plant invasion and limits to native restoration. Applied Vegetation Science 19: 5-6. abstract pdf

Catford, J.A. & Kyle, G. (2016) Alien plant invasions in Australia’s riparian ecosystems. Vegetation of Australia’s Riverine Landscapes: Biology, Ecology & Management (eds S.J. Capon, C. James & M. Reid). CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, p. 325-342. link Author copy (Table 1)

*Dawson, S.K., Fisher, A., Lucas, R., Hutchinson, D.K., Berney, P., Keith, D., Catford, J.A. & Kingsford, R.T. (2016) Remote sensing measures restoration successes but canopy heights lag in restoring floodplain vegetation. Remote Sensing 8: 542. link pdf

— 2015 —

Driscoll, D.A., Catford, J.A., Barney, J.N., Hulme, P.E., Inderjit, Martin, T.G., Pauchard, A., Pyšek, P., Richardson, D.M., Riley, S. & Visser, V. (2015) Reply to Proença et al: Sown biodiverse pastures are not a universal solution to invasion risk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. link pdf

Lindenmayer, D.B., Wood, J., MacGregor, C., Buckley, Y.M., Dexter, N., Fortescue, M., Hobbs, R.J. & Catford, J.A. (2015) A long-term experimental case study of the ecological and cost effectiveness of invasive plant management in achieving conservation goals: Bitou Bush control in Booderee National Park in eastern Australia. PLoS ONE 10: e0128482. link pdf

— 2014 —

Catford, J.A. & Jansson, R. (2014) Drowned, buried and carried away: effects of plant traits on the distribution of native and alien species in riparian ecosystems (Tansley Review). New Phytologist 204: 19-36. abstract pdf

Catford, J.A., Morris, W.K., Vesk, P.A., Gippel, C.J. & Downes, B.J. (2014) Species and environmental characteristics point to flow regulation and drought as drivers of riparian plant invasion. Diversity and Distributions 20: 1084-1096. abstract pdf appendices R code

Driscoll, D. & Catford, J. (2014) Invasive plants: New pasture plants pose weed risk. Correspondence. Nature 516: 37. link pdf

Driscoll, D.A.,  Catford, J.A., Barney, J.N., Hulme, P.E., Inderjit, Martin, T.G., Pauchard, A., Pyšek, P., Richardson, D.M., Riley, S. & Visser, V. (2014) New pasture plants intensify invasive species risk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111: 16622-16627. abstract pdf video Featured in Nature as a Research Highlight.

— 2013 —

Capon S.J., Chambers L.E., Mac Nally R., Naiman R.J., Davies P., Marshall N., Pittock J., Reid M., Capon T., Douglas M., Catford J.A., Baldwin D., Stewardson M., Roberts J. & Parsons M. (2013). Riparian ecosystems in the 21st Century: hotspots for climate change adaptation? Ecosystems 16: 359-381. abstract pdf

Catford, J.A., Naiman, R.J., Chambers, L.E., Roberts, J., Douglas, M.M. & Davies, P.M. (2013) Predicting novel riparian ecosystems in a changing climate. Ecosystems 16: 382-400. abstract pdf

— 2012 —

Catford, J.A., Daehler, C.C., Murphy, H.T., Sheppard, A.W., Hardesty, B.D., Westcott, D.A., Rejmánek, M., Bellingham, P.J., Pergl, J., Horvitz, C.C. & Hulme, P.E. (2012) The intermediate disturbance hypothesis and plant invasions: implications for species richness and management. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution & Systematics 14: 231-241. Top 1% of 2012 papers cited in Ecology & Evolution, ISI Essential Science Indicatorsabstract pdf

Catford, J.A., Vesk, P.A., Richardson, D.M. & Pyšek, P. (2012) Quantifying levels of biological invasion: towards the objective classification of invaded and invasible ecosystems. Global Change Biology 18: 44-62. Top 1% of 2012 papers cited in Ecology & Evolution, ISI Essential Science Indicatorsabstract pdf

— 2011 —

Catford, J.A., Vesk, P.A., White, M. & Wintle, B.A. (2011) Environmental and geographic characteristics can predict hotspots of plant invasion. Diversity and Distributions 17 : 1099-1110 abstract pdf appendices

Catford, J.A., Downes, B.J., Gippel, C.J. & Vesk, P.A. (2011) Flow regulation reduces native plant cover and facilitates exotic invasion in riparian wetlands. Journal of Applied Ecology 48: 432-442. abstract pdf appendices

Schäfer, R., Cooke, S., Arlinghaus, R., Bonada, N., Brischoux, F., Casper, A., Catford, J.A. & Rolland, V. (2011) Early career researchers’ perspectives on the current and future state of the scientific publication process in ecology – a response to Statzner & Resh. Freshwater Biology 56: 2405-2412. abstract pdf

Simberloff, D., … Catford, J.A. and 139 others (2011) Non-natives: 141 scientists object. Correspondence. Nature 475: 36 pdf signatories

— 2010 and earlier —

Catford, J.A. & Downes, B.J. (2010) Using multi-scale species distribution data to infer drivers of biological invasion in riparian wetlands. Diversity and Distributions 16: 20-32. abstract pdf

Catford, J.A., Jansson, R. & Nilsson, C. (2009) Reducing redundancy in invasion ecology by integrating hypotheses into a single theoretical framework. Diversity and Distributions 15: 22‐40. ISI Highly Cited Paper. Top 1% of 2009 papers cited in Ecology & Evolution, ISI Essential Science Indicators. abstract pdf

Catford, J.A., Walsh, C.J. & Beardall, J. (2007) Catchment urbanization increases benthic microalgal biomass in streams under controlled light conditions. Aquatic Sciences 69: 511‐522. abstract pdf

Newsletter articles and book reviews 

Driscoll, D. A. & Catford, J. A. (2015) Perversity in the pasture. Australasian Science 36: 48. link

Driscoll, D. A. & Catford, J. A. (2015) Perversity in the pasture: guarding against new pasture varieties becoming tomorrow’s environmental disasters. Decision Point: 4-5 link

Driscoll D.A. & Catford J.A. (2014). Feed or weed? New pastures are sowing problems for the future. The Conversation. 4 November. link

Driscoll D.A. & Catford J.A. (2014). Weed risk set to rise: New plant varieties bred for pasture will worsen the weed problem. Ecological Society of Australia Hot Topics. link

Driscoll, D.A. & Catford, J.A. (2014) Feed or weed? New pastures are sowing problems for the future. Newsletter of the Weed Management Society of South Australia WeedWise 15: 2-3

Standish, R., Shackelford, N. & Catford, J.A. (2014). Taking resilience back to its ecological roots. Decision Point 77: 14 link

Catford, J.A. (2013) “Where are the goal posts now? Setting environmental objectives in novel ecosystems” Decision Point 71: 8-9 link   

Catford, J.A. (2013) “Gauging the extent of ecosystem novelty: Measuring levels of biological invasion” Decision Point 71: 10-11 link 

Catford, J.A. (2012) “Managing the Murray’s water to combat invasive species” H2O Thinking, eWater CRC link

Catford, J.A. (2012) “Causes, impacts and ways to manage exotic plant invasion along the River Murray” Inland Rivers Network News Summer 2012, page 9. link 

Catford, J.A. (2010) “River health pilot study in the Pearl River basin” ACEDP Newsletter 9, Australia China Environment Development Partnership, Australian Government AusAid and Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China. link.

Catford, J.A. (2009) “A general theory of invasions: Drawing up an invasion hotspots map” AEDA Decision Point 32: 8-9. link 

Catford, J. (2006) Ecohydrology: Vegetation Function, Water and Resource Management [Book review].  Austral Ecology 31: 1028–1029. pdf

Major reports

Bond, N., Gippel, C.J., Catford, J.A., Liu, L., Liu, B., Lian, H., Huang, Y. (2012) “Preliminary environmental flows assessment for the Li River” Australia-China Environment Development Partnership, International Water Centre. River Health and Environmental Flow in China; Project Code: P0018

Speed, R., Binney, Pusey, B., Catford, J.A. (2011) “ACEDP project report: Policy measures, mechanisms and framework for addressing environmental flows” Australia-China Environment Development Partnership, International Water Centre. River Health and Environmental Flow in China; Project Code: P0018

Bond, N., Gippel, C.J., Catford, J.A., Speed, R., Bunn, S. (2011) “ACEDP sub-project report: Assessment of river health in the Pearl River Basin (Gui sub-catchment)” Australia-China Environment Development Partnership, International Water Centre. River Health and Environmental Flow in China; Project Code: P0018

Gippel, C.J., Catford, J.A., Bond, N., Zhang, Y., Qu, X., Kong, W., Liu, W. (2011) River health assessment in China: Development of physical form indicators. Australia-China Environment Development Partnership, International Water Centre. River Health and Environmental Flow in China; Project Code: P0018

Leigh C., Qu X.D., Zhang Y., Kong W.J., Meng W., Hanington P.J., Speed R., Gippel C.J., Bond N.R., Catford J.A., Bunn S.E. & Close P.G. (2011). Assessment of river health in the Liao River Basin (Taizi sub-catchment). In: River Health and Environmental Flow in China Project. Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science and International Water Centre, Brisbane.